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After driving through mud, the brakes
must be checked and if dirty, cleaned.
This will prevent premature wear taking
place in the brake system.
The engine compartment and the under-
side of the vehicle body must also be
cleaned so that the functioning of all
moving parts and electric/electronic
components is maintained.
To prevent damage to the underside of
the vehicle, the vehicle is equipped with
protective plates in front of the front axle
and underneath the engine and gearbox
and protective rails running along both
sides of the propshaft.
Note for vehicles with differential
Before driving through a difficult
cross country stretch (e.g. mud, sand,
water, snow or steep gradients) it is ad-
visable to engage the differential lock(s)*
at low speed. Important instructions
regarding the differential locks are to
be found on pages 23 and 24.
Output testing
If the Transporter/Caravelle is to be out-
put tested on a dynamometer, the prop-
shaft must be removed.
Brake test stand
For brake testing e.g at MOT, the prop-
shaft must be removed. The differential
locks must not be engaged. - a useful website for owners and enthusiasts of VW Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon Campervans


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